Thursday, November 21, 2013

Be Jolly With Paper Smooches

This is a 4 x 4 canvas.  I love how it turned out.  The paper used on this canvas is old dictionary pages which I have colored with gelatos and distress paint and gesso as the base. I cover the page with gesso.  After it has dried, I smooth on some gelatos and then add another layer of color with the distress paint.  It is adhered to the canvas with gel medium.  The snowman is stamped on a gessoed piece of dictionary page.  The trees are colored with gelatos.  Everything was adhered to the base with more gel medium.  The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of paper which was colored like the background.  Modeling paste was swiped on around the tree and snowman to make it look like a little dimensional snow.  The hearts and nose were colored with Big Brush pens.  Glossy accents was added to the hearts.  A little banner and some snowflake rubons were added to the canvas.  I brushed the edges of the canvas with my Big Brush White pen.

I did this canvas for the Paper Smooches Cool Shades Challenge.  Orange may seem to be a strange color to add to a winter scene but I have a friend whose favorite color is orange - so I had to add a touch of orange to finish off the canvas.  I did another canvas with snowflakes - but I think I prefer the contrast of color.  Here is the cool shades challenge colors.

There is a touch of red and orange on the canvas.

Yeah tomorrow is Friday.  Half day of work because my new floor is being delivered.  Hopefully they come early because I want to go buy more canvases.  I think I got them at Michael's.


Yvonne B. said...

Barb, I love this canvas! The modeling paste snow and the gessoed (not sure that this is a word!) dictionary pages that you've used throughout are wonderful. This is a great color combo!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just too cute!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MYYYYYYYYY! I absolutely loooooooooove the canvas!!! What a clever use of these colors! WOW! You've blown me away:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:)